Saving Grace Stats
Dogs Received in 2019
378 Owner Surrender
79 Seized by Law Enforcement
93 Transferred In from other shelters
Total of 1025 Dogs Received in 2019
Dog Outcomes in 2019
367 Returned to Owner
20 Transferred to other shelters
Dog Lifesaving Percentage*: 95.1%
Cats Received in 2019
624 Owner Surrender
50 Seized by Law Enforcement
574 Trap-Neuter-Return Intake
10 Transferred In from other shelters
Total of 2422 Cats Received in 2019
Cat Outcomes in 2019
48 Returned to Owner
607 Transferred to other shelters
344 Strays Returned to Field
515 Returned through Trap-Neuter-Return
Cat Lifesaving Percentage*: 94.1%
*Lifesaving Percentage is calculated using the ASPCA Live Release Rate formula (Live Outcomes divided by Intake).
We are always working to improve outcomes for the pets who come to us! Things are changing rapidly!
In late 2017, we built a large play yard to better assess and work with more challenging dogs in group play, and we piloted a Foster-to-Surrender program for underage and sick kittens. We started a Working Cat Adoption Program in 2018 to place unsocial cats and expanded transfers with other shelters. In July 2018, with initial funding from Best Friends Animal Society, Saving Grace instituted return-to-field for stray cats entering the shelter, further boosting our live outcomes.
We continue to pour effort into Operation Fix ‘Em, our trap-neuter-return program for feral cats in hopes that some day there will be fewer cats and kittens who need us. These efforts will make a difference and you can help.
Saving Grace has an open admission philosophy, which means we accept every animal brought to us regardless of health, age, breed or behavior. Saving Grace is the only open-admissions animal shelter in Douglas County. We sometimes receive feral (meaning wild) cats, dangerous dogs, and terminally ill animals. In just one day we could receive a 12 year-old dog with end stage cancer, a dog seized for bite quarantine following an attack, a litter of one-week-old orphaned kittens, and a happy healthy 3-year-old Yorkie mix. We believe an open admissions policy is essential to providing shelter and care to the thousands of animals that would otherwise have no safe refuge. We are proud to say we are able to save 95% of the animals who come through our doors.
Our intake and outcome statistics for 2019 are as follows:
Want to help?
Saving Grace depends on volunteers every day to care for the animals. From walking dogs, cleaning kennels and providing foster care to building maintenance and assisting potential adopters, there’s a place at Saving Grace for a variety of talents and interests.
Want to help?
Think adoption first. Every pet adopted from Saving Grace has been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, received flea treatment and dewormer, and get a free wellness visit with your veterinarian.
Dog adoption fees include a collar, ID tag and Douglas County license.
Want to help?
Veterinary care, vaccines, food, flea treatment, clean kennels every day…caring for animals isn’t cheap! Our contract with Douglas County and shelter fees cover less than half of what it takes to care for the animals and get them ready for adoption. We depend on contributions from kind people like you to provide for the animals’ needs and get them ready for adoption.